Business & Office Training in Ohio

For those with a passion for running their own business or helping someone else run theirs, one of OBC’s business programs can give you the opportunity to learn the necessary skills. Plus you'll benefit from:

Career-focused programs

Small Class Sizes

Hands-on training from skilled instructors

Free tutoring for students

Career placement assistance

Free refresher courses for graduates

Learning Important Business Skills

The skills in business highly depend on the individual’s current role and prior work experience. Many people in business have technical skills specific to their position. For example, someone in finance or accounting will have skills in accounts payable and receivable, taxes, and budgeting. Meanwhile, a project manager or supply chain expert will have experience working with different types of software. For a position in the human resources department, an individual will likely need an understanding of payroll as well as recruiting and interviewing.

Although many skills are department-specific, there are certain skills that everyone in business needs. Here are just a few of the many skills that helps businessmen or businesswomen be successful:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Customer service

At Ohio Business College, our business classes help students further develop these skills through team projects, relevant case studies, and interactive coursework. Our students participate in an externship, which gives them a hands-on learning opportunity.

Training Programs Offered

Accounting & Business Management

This 24-month associate degree will provide you with the training and skills needed to excel in the fast-paced fields of business and accounting. This accounting concentration builds on the foundation provided in the Business Administration associate degree program to include progressive accounting skills in general, tax, and payroll accounting. According to data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), employment of accountants is projected to increase by 10 percent through the year 2026, relative to 2016*. Upon graduation, students with have developed the in-demand skills needed to perform business and accounting functions for managerial decision-making situations.


Business Administration Specialist

The Business Administration Specialist 12-month diploma program delivers students with a foundation in the essential business skills needed in any size business or organization. Our hands-on business administration courses equip students with real-world knowledge in Accounting, Business, Human Resource Management, and Marketing. Students will have the ability to enhance their computer office skills by taking courses in word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics presentation.

Office Administration (Associate Degree)

Our 24-month Office Administration degree program will help you to develop necessary technical skills while demonstrating exactly what it takes to operate in an office environment efficiently and effectively. Throughout your career training, the emphasis is on gaining expertise in software applications, as well as developing decision-making and interpersonal skills. Students not only become proficient in various types of software, but are also able to provide support in the use of these programs.

Medical Office Specialist

The Medical Office Specialist 12-month diploma program will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to successfully keep a medical facility functioning like a well-oiled machine. Our comprehensive curriculum includes instruction in the areas of medical billing and coding, electronic health records, medical terminology, human anatomy and much more! Employment of medical office specialists is projected to grow 23 percent through 2026, according to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)*. Graduates from the Medical office specialist program at Ohio Business College are eligible to sit for National Certified Medical Insurance Billing & Coding Specialist (NCICS) and National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exams.


Lorain County Campus

Our Lorain County campus is located at 5095 Waterford Dr; Sheffield Village, OH 44035. Going to college in Lorain County is easy and affordable. Let our friendly and helpful admissions staff walk you through the process as you discover all that OBC has to offer. The flexibility and accessibility of associate degree and diploma training in Sheffield Village is what makes Ohio Business College different. Located within easy commuting distance of Elyria, Lorain, Vermilion, Amherst, and Avon, going to college in Lorain County is convenient, too. The Sheffield Village campus of Ohio Business College is the perfect opportunity for ambitious students to get the training they need for a new career while still living and working in the local community.